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Creative Industries Higher Education

Whether you wish to pursue an artistic career or want to develop your creative skills more broadly, there are many fulfilling opportunities available.

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Industry leading courses

Few careers give more direct pleasure than creative subjects, with their unique combination of imaginative thinking and creative development. Whether you choose to follow an artistic career path or to use creative skills more broadly, there are many fulfilling opportunities within reach.

Entry to artistic programmes at Petroc is through our foundation degree courses in creative media production, art and contemporary craft and illustration. All these courses might lead to employment, self-employment, or further study.

Central to innovation, progress and performance beyond the creative arts, creativity in industry is a vital component of success. The BA (Hons) Professional Development explores the application of creative thinking, methodologies, and processes to business, opening opportunities for careers in any commercial context.

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Foundation Degree in Music Technology and Production

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Why Petroc should be your first choice

Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.

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We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community. 


Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments. 


We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.